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Atari 2600: Kyphus




Kyphus is an unreleased prototype from Apollo.

Looking a little like a cross between Racquetball and Space Cavern, Kyphus is an odd game in which the player must maneuver a dumpy looking guy through a pseudo-3D maze of rooms avoiding what appears to be a glowing cloud that shoots lasers, while being followed by a multi-colored robot that just might be a monkey in disguise.

Unfortunately, this prototype is very incomplete. There appears to be no collision detection, few sounds, and almost no gameplay. The only thing one can really do in this prototype is to move run from room to room, although with no collision detection implemented there is no threat from the robot or cloud. Each room of the maze appears to have a different color, and has three to four exits (two on the sides and one at the top and bottom). The maze is made up of 64 rooms, but doesn't appear to have a set pattern.


Identifier atari_2600_kyphus_1982_apollo_tim_martin_ap-2007_prototype
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8
Publicdate 2013-12-25 11:06:53
Addeddate 2013-12-25 11:06:53
Emulator a2600
Emulator_ext bin
Controller joystick


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on 12/25/2013
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